Robbery on Southeastern train at Woolwich Dockyard

Police are appealing for help after a robbery on a train shortly after departing Woolwich Dockyard.

Two men threatened a passenger and stole his bike after an incident begun on platforms.

The incident occurred at a Southeastern Metro station with very limited staffing and no barriers – like the vast majority between London Bridge and Dartford.

Two men threatened the victim at 11.15pm on Friday 9th July on the platform. They begun shouting from the opposite platform, crossed over to the same platform as the victim and boarded the same train.

Open entrance seen at bottom right

Police state: “One of the men took hold of the bike, pulling it away from the victim. The other man climbed on to the seats and shouted violent threats at him. The men took the bike and ran off the train with it, while the victim remained on the train.”

Woolwich Dockyard station at that time of night has no staff on platforms nor any staff on trains apart from the driver.

The vast majority of lines lack any sort of staff presence for safety at that time, which is a key factor in people calling for a TfL takeover to see increased station staffing and/or on-board staff.

Anyone who recognises the men can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 2100049901 of 09/07/21.

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2 thoughts on “Robbery on Southeastern train at Woolwich Dockyard

  • October 4, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Why does it always take so long for these pictures to be released by police? Hopefully someone will recognise the perps but the time that has elapsed means that anyone who witnessed part of the incident without seeing the actual robbery (perhaps them wheeling the bike up/down Frances Street) has totally forgotten the evening.

  • October 5, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I agree Chris we need this information made available to the public much sooner by the Police. I hope the culprits can still be caught.

    Handover these stations to TFL and get the stations staffed from first to last trains while also improving CCTV and lighting on stations.


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